Communist Youth League’s budget down 50% from 2015 expenditures

Source:Global Times Published: 2016-5-3 0:33:01

The Communist Youth League (CYL) has seen an over 50 percent decrease in its fiscal appropriations for 2016, compared to actual figures from the execution of the 2015 budget.

According to the CYL 2016 annual budget, this year's fiscal appropriations are 306.27 million yuan ($47.3 million), while the amount of executed fiscal appropriations in 2015 was 624.13 million, a decrease of 50.93 percent. Expenses for public services in 2016 are budgeted at 227.9 million, a decrease of 54.8 percent compared to the actual expenses for the same activities in 2015, news site reported Monday.

Budgeted fiscal appropriations for 2016 are also down 44.7 percent compared to those budgeted in 2015. The CYL budget also explained that funds for college student volunteer services in western China will no longer be included in the organization's budget.

"The CYL Central Committee has been working on a detailed plan for the organization's reform, which is expected to be released shortly," an official surnamed Zheng from the CYL Central Committee previously told the Global Times.

The CYL has faced public criticism for being too elitist and inefficient, and pressure has been mounting on the organization to follow the Party's leadership more closely and operate in a clean, transparent fashion.

An inspection of the CYL by the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in October 2015 discovered embezzlement and officials' use of their positions to seek personal favors.

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